Overseas teacher recruitment moves to next phase

Teachers from around the world have moved one step closer to Kiwi classrooms after the Government launched the next phase in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ahead of New Zealand’s borders opening fully on 31 July this year.

The new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) comes into effect on Monday 4 July 2022. It is a three-step process and requires schools, kura and early learning services to become accredited in order to hire a migrant.

Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) – Immigration New Zealand(external link) 

The three-steps are to:

  1. Become an accredited employer – Immigration New Zealand.(external link)
  2. Apply for a job check, after having advertised the role in New Zealand – Immigration New Zealand.(external link)
  3. Ask the migrant to apply for their visa – Immigration New Zealand.(external link)

For full information on the process to become an accredited employer, and to understand what you need in order to have your job check approved, please see Immigration New Zealand’s webpage Steps to hiring migrant on the AEWV.(external link)

The Ministry of Education hosted two webinars on 23 May and 26 May 2022 to introduce the Accredited Employer Work Visa in collaboration with Immigration New Zealand.


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